Rally Falls Short For Volleyball In Five-Set Loss To Marist

Nov. 10, 2012

Final Stats

BALTIMORE - Loyola University Maryland rallied to win the fourth set after dropping the previous two, but Marist College used a 11-2 run in the fifth to win a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference match, 19-25, 25-16, 25-18, 19-25, 15-6, on Saturday afternoon.

The Greyhounds turned a 17-15 deficit in the fourth game into a 20-18 lead on a Lauren Arnold kill, and Loyola pushed through to force a deciding fifth set.

Faye Lukas, who had 13 kills for Loyola, gave the Greyhounds a 3-2 advantage in the fifth, but Marist scored 11 of the next 13 points to take a 13-5 lead on the back end of two-straight Katie Estes aces.

Tina Catanach led Loyola with a .393 hitting percentage, putting away 11 kills without an error, while Lukas and Jac Bullock each had 13 kills.

Three Marist players had 11 or more kills, led by Mackenzie Stephens' match-high 19. Estes added 15, and Courtney Shaw had 11.

The Greyhounds close their regular-season on Sunday with a 2 o'clock match against Siena College in Reitz Arena. They will honor seniors Katie Dircks and Janet Pressler before their final collegiate match in a prematch ceremony.